CASE STUDY - "I AM A RECENTLY WIDOWED AND SINGLE MOM. WE'RE LATE TO THE PROCESS AND I HAVE TWO KIDS I NEED TO SEND TO COLLEGE. CAN I TRUST YOU?"

The Davis Family

We took a very personal stake in this case because there is a lot of mistrust among college planners with some news outlets and even guidance counselors calling us "scam artists" or "snake oil salesman." Quite frankly, this becomes tiresome to hear. College planning is a relatively new niche and there are some questions and some mistrust out there. We get it, but it's cases like this that reaffirm our belief that we provide a valuable service and that we're one of the "good ones" that are out there making a difference every day. Rhonda came to us in desperation. She was behind the curve with her son's college plans. After dealing with the recent and tragic loss of her husband, who could blame her? She usually left important financial decisions to her husband, now she had to take care of everything. She asked if she could trust us. She took a leap of faith and this is what happened: Three great choices at in-state prices or less.

Nick (2016 Grad) - 3.7 GPA / 30 ACT Score

$103,911 - Adjusted Gross Income

$5000 - Savings

$5000 - Checking

Final EFC - $2,276

Results

Mississippi State

$34,518 - Cost of Attendance

$13,500 - Grants / Scholarships

$21,018 - True Cost

Syracuse (Profile EFC 7,274)

$63,344 - Cost of Attendance

$40,565 - Grants / Scholarships

$22,779  - True Cost

North Carolina State

$37,819- Cost of Attendance

$26,965 - Grants / Scholarships

$10,854- True Cost


Davis College Savings

True cost reflects out-of-pocket cost without student loans.